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‘Chaptacular’ set this weekend
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Nov 07, 2013 | 1727 views | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Chaptacular host Chap Nelson works on a carving at last year’s event. In addition to watching world class chain-saw artists, attendees can help fight cystic fibrosis.
Chaptacular host Chap Nelson works on a carving at last year’s event. In addition to watching world class chain-saw artists, attendees can help fight cystic fibrosis.
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Jones County is hom e to one of the premier venues in the world of chain-saw carving and this weekend marks the fifth Chaptacular event.

The invitational chain-saw carving event takes place at the home of Chap Nelson at 542 Hungerford Road. Admission is free for the public to come and watch the carvers perform their art. Nelson is a chain-saw artist himself and he noted for him the weekend is a chance to hang out with other chain-saw carvers who have also become his friends and raise money for cystic fibrosis.

“This is a rally for us. The artists who come have little expense and experience a lot of camaraderie,” he said.

Nelson’s hobby began in 2004 but many of the artist who attend Chaptacular work at their art full time. Chain-saw artist Dayton Scoggins, who is a regular at the Jones County event, recently won the international Huscqvarna Husky Cup in Germany for the second year in a row.

Chaptacular takes place Nov. 8-9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Finished carvings will be for sale at the event and an auction for the finished carvings will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday. While this is the fifth carving event hosted by Nelson, the Saturday afternoon auction is a new addition. He said it will be a final auction and every item put in the auction will be sold.

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